• THE RELEVANCE OF GEOGRAPHY FOR SCIENCE AND SOCIETY
    PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

    THE RELEVANCE OF GEOGRAPHY FOR SCIENCE AND SOCIETY

    Geography is both a natural science and social science; it forms an interdisciplinary bridge to be sure, individual geographers tend to emphasize different aspects of the spatial world. Some geographers focus in physical geography by devoting their study to such patterns as climate, vegetation, soils, and landforms, while others focus on patterns resulting from human activities and characteristics. Among the later, economic, social, and political geographers, investigate such problems as agricultural land use, settlement patterns boundary disputes, the trade areas of cities, cultural diffusion, the incidence of pollution and the perception of the environment. Geography is concerned with the patterns of phenomena and the processes that created them. Therefore, there…

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